Claude Mandeville BARKER

BARKER, Claude Mandeville

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
Born: Woolahra, NSW, 13 October 1882
Home Town: Neutral Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Shore Church of England Grammar School
Occupation: Manufacturer
Died: At Home, 124 Kurraba Road, Neutral Bay, NSW, 24 March 1927, aged 44 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Nina Gertrude BARKER of 124 Kurraba Road, Neutral Bay, NSW

Mr Claude Mandeville Barker, who died at his residence, Neutral Bay, on Thursday last, was the son of the late Mr W. M. Barker, solicitor, of Sydney, and Mrs Barker, of North Sydney. He was 44 years of age. Educated at the Church of England Grammar  School, North Sydney, he was a director of Ford Sherington, Ltd., and for some time a member of that firm, and later, one of the valuers of Raine and Horne for about eight years. For 30 years he held a commission in the Royal Australian Naval Brigade and  Royal Australian Naval Reserve. He served in Egypt Train in 1916 and 1917, afterwards in Australia for the duration of the war. He was a prominent Church worker, and one of the moving spirits in the rebuilding of the Church of St Augustine, Neutral Bay, of  which parish he held the office of church warden for two years, and was also its synod representative. He was well known in  yachting circles, and was one of the oldest members of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. He was also a member of the Pioneer  Club. He is survived by Mrs Barker and one daughter.